How to Fix a Laptop If It Gets Wet
Even though you may take every possible step to protect your beloved computer, accidents sometimes happen. You may be sitting down to work with a glass of water nearby, and one false step may leave your computer soaked. But not all hope is lost: You can take a few steps to save your computer from a spill fairly quickly.
Take out the battery and set it aside.
Flip over your laptop and shake out any excess water onto a towel.
Gently blot the wet areas on your laptop with a dry towel.
Let the battery and the laptop air-dry overnight.
If the liquid is thicker than water--like coffee, wine or juice--and it fell onto the keyboard, shake off any excess liquid.
Pop off any affected keys and blot the area with a paper towel.
Once you've blotted and the keyboard is dry, put the keys back where they belong.
Tips & Warnings
- If the liquid you dropped is thicker than water, try to get the computer to a professional who can help clean it off. Otherwise, the liquid can continue seeping into the laptop and do more damage.